Matt Damon has stepped into it again. He’s pissed off the LGBTs for saying it’s better for an actor to maintain a certain vague mystery about his/her orientation. Which is somewhat true, I feel. If you want to gossip about Cary Grant or Kevin Spacey‘s alleged liasons, fine, but I prefer not to think of them as sexual beings at all — I prefer to think of them as personalities and attitudes with hugely enjoyable skill sets. I don’t want to know who Grant might have been fucking. But the LGBTs are interpreting Damon’s views as supportive of closeted lifestyles, and are voicing disdain. In a 9.27 interview with The Guardian‘s Elizabeth Day, Damon says that “I think you’re a better actor the less people know about you, period. And sexuality is a huge part of that. Whether you’re straight or gay, people shouldn’t know anything about your sexuality because that’s one of the mysteries that you should be able to play.” He acknowledges how times have changed but also notes how “it’s tough to make the argument that Rupert Everett didn’t take a hit for being out.”